Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:
A college campus with a population of around 2,000 of whom 200 were children, 1,200 people between 15 and 45 years, 500 people between 45 and 65 and around 100 people more than 65 years of age. The campus has two big gates opening out to the city. There are 400 cars and 500 motorbikes inside the campus. The residents relied on these vehicles to visit the city located 10 kilometres away.
Now, with land within the campus becoming scarce, the chief administrator (CA) found the growing demand for parking lot difficult to handle. The faculty, staff and students wanted increased parking space. In the past six years, the parking requirement on campus had doubled. The CA found it inappropriate to construct parking lots from the students’ fee, even though those with vehicles may not complain about it.
Besides creating parking problems, the CA felt that these vehicles added to the pollution and made residents less responsible toward each other. The risk to the children and the elderly because of over-speeding was menacing. Therefore, the CA wanted to reduce the number of vehicles in the campus. Many faculty members, students and staff members, however, felt that demand for more parking space was natural as vehicles were required to go to the market, railway station, airport, and inter-state bus terminal all located in the city. They also told the CA that the elderly, sick and the toddlers relied only on these vehicles. After listening to all stakeholders, the CA wanted to solve these problems while ensuring the campus remained responsible and green.
1. Which of the following actions would best satisfy all the stakeholders within the campus?
- Levy extra fee on students to construct additional parking lots inside the campus. Students should pay for up-keep of the campus.
- Let all vehicles be parked in a college-managed space outside the campus while two battery operated vehicles handle exigencies inside the campus.
- Bring all stakeholders to the discussion table.
- To reduce carbon footprints, only pooled vehicles should be allowed to operate inside the campus.
- Charge significant fee from any vehicle entering or leaving the campus.
2. Which of the following would be the best option to increase revenue, decrease carbon footprint and still satisfy all the stakeholders in the campus?
- Make substantial collection from vehicles entering or leaving campus and construct a parking lot outside the campus.
- Levy extra fee on the students and build extra parking lots inside the campus.
- Bring all stakeholders to table and let them build consensus.
- To reduce the carbon footprint, only pooled vehicles be permitted on campus.
- Let all vehicles be parked in a managed space outside the campus while battery operated vehicles parked at the two gates can be use inside the campus.